The government also encourages fresh-water fish farms with a view to increasing fish production. Ethnic violence broke out between Buddhists and Muslims in the western state of Rakhine after the rape and murder of a Buddhist woman by a Muslim man. Southern Myanmar consists largely of the western slopes of the , the highest part of the Tenasserim Range, which extends southwards forming the central range of the. A variety of religious practitioners are associated with the animistic beliefs of most Buddhists, including spirit dancers who become possessed by spirits and may engage in healing and fortune-telling. The most important geographic feature to the east is the Shan Plateau. Elections are held, and the opposition National League for Democracy wins a clear majority.
As a result, the doctor-patient ratio has decreased considerably, from 1 per 15,560 to 1 per 3,578 in 1986. These sanctions are in response to continued political repression and violations by the military regime. Kinship and Marriage in Burma, 1977. These objects include containers as well as tables, screens, and carved animal figures. The Shwenandaw Kyaung Temple was originally part of the royal palace in Amarapura but was moved to nearby Mandalay where is remains today. Local industries include textiles and footwear, wood processing, mining, the production of construction materials, pharmaceuticals, and fertilizer manufacturing.
The regime, while continuing to increase military spending, was forced to cut back on education, health, and other essential services. Before colonial rule, Burma consisted essentially of the central lowland areas and a few conquered peoples, with highland peoples only nominally under Burmese control. Architecture reflects the country's Buddhist and colonial heritage. One factor that helped to improve production was the removal of government controls over the agricultural sector. It covers all aspects, from cities to airports, cruise ports to ski and beach resorts, attractions to events, and it also includes weekly travel news, features and quizzes.
Arrangements for the marriage may be made by the parents of sometimes an intermediary is employed. But independence, democracy, and a free market economy failed to produce political stability or economic prosperity. Instead, it was using military personnel on some of these projects. Government attempts to privatize some industries have stalled, even though government-owned concerns continue to lose large sums of money. The military began drafting a new constitution in 1992, but this task has not been completed. With agriculture as the most important occupation, a majority of the people live in the rural areas and only an estimated 27.
Of more than 12,800 kilometers 7,954 miles of waterways, 3200 kilometers 1,988 miles are navigable by large commercial vessels. Information is included by sex and age group as follows: 0-14 years children , 15-24 years early working age , 25-54 years prime working age , 55-64 years mature working age , 65 years and over elderly. Coral Reefs These iridescent reef structures are concentrated along the archipelagoes of the southern peninsula. Civilian rule returned in 1960, but in 1962 mounted a successful coup. The second war 1852 saw the British gain control of the Irrawaddy delta. By 1997, the military had grown to over 350,000 and military spending had increased greatly. The highest point in Burma is Hkakabo Razi at 19,295 feet 5,881 m.
Unimproved sanitation - use of any of the following facilities: flush or pour-flush not piped to a sewer system, septic tank. Under British control, which lasted until 1948, Burma underwent enormous change. Burmese authorities boast a literacy rate of 83 percent, though independent observers have suggested that the rate may be as low as 30 percent. Industries: Types—agricultural processing, knit and woven apparel, wood and wood products, copper, tin, tungsten, iron, construction materials, pharmaceuticals, and fertilizer. Roads, bridges, and ports were built to facilitate the movement of agricultural products. A constitution was completed in 1947 and independence granted in January 1948. Agriculture is the main activity, employing 64% of the workforce, mainly at subsistence level.
The energy sector grew considerably during the late 1990s. Since 1962, the educational infrastructure has deteriorated. Agriculture remains the most dominant sector of the economy, generating 59 percent of the in 1997 and employing more than 65 percent of the workforce in 1999. The most densely populated part of the country is the valley of the River. .
Head of government includes the name, title of the top executive designated to manage the executive branch of the government, a. Retrieved from: United States Department of State. The number of street children has also increased, and malnutrition among children is widespread. Myth and History in the Historiography of Early Burma: Paradigms, Primary Sources, and Prejudices, 1998. In an age of increasing international interdependence, Burma cannot expect to develop without the cooperation of the international community. In order to attract tourists, the country has improved roads, built international standard hotels, and other facilities.